Steven Pippin

Self-Portrait with Photo Booth

1987

Artist
Steven Pippin born 1960
Medium
Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 1850 x 1067 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1996
Reference
P77900

Not on display

Display caption

Steven Pippin has made improvised cameras in the most unlikely places. For this work he turned a public photo-booth into a crude pin-hole camera which he used to produce a self-portrait.

 

Pin-hole cameras need lengthy exposures, so Pippin had to stand still outside the booth for quite some time.
He recalls how 'standing almost to attention in amongst the normal coming and going of pedestrians became a perplexing ordeal and seemed more problematic than the actual conversion
of the booth itself'.

 

Gallery label, August 2004